Family Photos

Family Photos is a musical collage of personally significant places from my childhood. The first movement, “At the Carnival,” takes inspiration from the whimsy and spectacle of my neighborhood carnival. “On the Tehran Tower,” the second movement, incorporates elements of Iranian classical music, inspired by my childhood trips to visit family in Tehran. The third and final movement, “In Arcadia,” represents not only my hometown in the suburbs of Los Angeles, but also the Arcadia of Ancient Greek mythology, a heaven on Earth.

Details

  • For string quartet
  • Category: Chamber Ensemble
  • Year Composed: 2021
  • Duration: 10'
  • Commissioner: Salastina
  • Tags: Family, Iranian Culture, Mythology
  • Movements:
    • I. At the Carnival
    • II. On the Tehran Tower
    • III. In Arcadia
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Purchase

  • Family Photos Score & Parts - Instant PDF Download (9 x 12)
  • $80.00
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Awards

  • 2024
  • Zenith Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition
  • Winner
  • 2022
  • Prelude Chamber Music Young Composers Competition
  • First Prize (excerpt)
  • 2022
  • ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Award
  • Finalist

Press

Broadcasts

Performances

  • 8 OCT 2024
  • Family Photos
  • Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Dormagen
  • Dormagen, Germany
  • 8 JUN 2024
  • Family Photos
  • Zenith Chamber Music Festival
  • Des Moines, IA
  • The Indianapolis Quartet
  • 5 MAY 2024
  • Family Photos
  • Blanco Performing Arts
  • Blanco, TX
  • Artonic Quartet
  • 3 MAY 2024
  • Family Photos
  • Foundation for Modern Music
  • Houston, TX
  • 30 APR 2024
  • Family Photos
  • Point Loma Assembly
  • San Diego, CA
  • Artonic Quartet
  • 28 APR 2024
  • Family Photos
  • Kavka Oudaan
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Chimaera
  • 25 APR 2024
  • Family Photos
  • Art of Elan
  • San Diego, CA
  • Artonic Quartet
  • 21 APR 2024
  • Family Photos
  • The Forum at Town Hall Seattle
  • Seattle, WA
  • Musicians of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
  • 20 APR 2024
  • Family Photos
  • Kirkland Performance Center
  • Kirkland, WA
  • Musicians of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
  • 8 MAR 2024
  • Family Photos
  • The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Chimaera
  • 10 Dec 2023
  • Family Photos
  • Private Residence
  • Fresno, CA
  • Tower Quartet
  • 8 Dec 2023
  • Family Photos
  • Wahlberg Recital Hall at California State University, Fresno
  • Fresno, CA
  • Tower Quartet
  • 7 JUL 2023
  • Family Photos
  • Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
  • Burlington, VT
  • Kaleigh Acord, violin 1; Sofiya Levchenko, violin 2; Devin Cowan, viola; Alex Fowler, cello
  • 25 JUN 2023
  • Family Photos
  • New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
  • Boylston, MA
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble
  • 11 JUN 2023
  • Family Photos
  • New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
  • Boylston, MA
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble
  • 16 APR 2023
  • Family Photos
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Hartford, CT
  • Cuatro Puntos Ensemble
  • 14 APR 2023
  • Family Photos
  • Trinity College Library
  • Hartford, CT
  • Cuatro Puntos Ensemble
  • 13 APR 2023
  • Family Photos
  • Lutheran Church of St. Mark
  • Glastonbury, CT
  • Cuatro Puntos Ensemble
  • 25 JUN 2022
  • Family Photos (excerpt)
  • Prelude Chamber Music
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Piotr Szewczyk, violin I; Melissa Barrett, violin II; Chris Chappell, viola; Linda Minke, cello
  • 19 JUN 2022
  • Family Photos
  • Sunset ChamberFest
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Hwi-Eun Kim, violin; Melody Chang, violin; Linnea Powell, viola; Yoshika Masuda, cello
  • 25 APR 2022
  • Family Photos
  • First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Spectrum Chamber Music Society
  • 11 DEC 2021
  • Family Photos
  • Multicultural Arts Center
  • East Cambridge, MA
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble
  • 6 JUL 2021
  • Family Photos
  • Salastina Happy Hour No. 62, Sounds Promising World Premieres (Livestream)
  • Salastina
  • 10 JUN 2021
  • Family Photos - Premiere
  • EMERGE: Solstice Virtual Concert (Livestream)
  • The Julius Quartet